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Sterling Scholar Award

How to Apply


  Complete Admissions Process by Dec. 1

  No additional application necessary

  In-State Requirement

  Sterling Scholar Regional Category Winner

The University of Utah recognizes the outstanding scholastic achievement of high school seniors in the state of Utah. As a result, a sum of $5,000 is awarded toward the cost of tuition annually to the winner of each category for the following Utah regions: Wasatch Front*, Northeast Utah, Central Utah, Southeast Utah, and Southwest Utah

Sponsor: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Eligibility: Entering Freshmen
Requirements: Fulltime Status, Merit
In-state Requirement
Preferred Candidate: Recipients are selected by the Deseret News and KSL Sterling Scholarship Program.
Minimum GPA: Maintain a 3.6 cumulative GPA
Application Information: This award is for a maximum of 8 semesters or until the student achieves a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. Students are required to take a minimum of 12 hours per semester.
Contact Information: Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, 801-581-6211
Additional Application Requirements: Complete the admission process by December 1. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all required documents are on file at the University of Utah by the deadline.
Terms: Renewable - Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 and complete 24 hours of course work (20 of which must be graded) every two semesters. Grades are reviewed after the second, fourth, and sixth semester.
Other Requirements: *Please note that the Wasatch Front Region is divided into the north, central, and south areas, yet together make up the Wasatch Front Region. Only those students who are recongnized by the Deseret News-KSL Television sponsors as winners of the Wasatch Front Region and are reported to the University of Utah, are eligible for the Sterling Scholar Award. This scholarship is considered a tuition waiver. Students may receive only one University of Utah tuition waiver scholarship. If a student is awarded more than one such scholarship, he or she must select only one. Students may receive multiple scholarships, provided that no more than one is a tuition waiver.
Last Updated: 11/21/17